The Japanese influence on Pop Culture has been tremendous. Genres of music such as hip hop, jazz, and even classical music has been infused with the stylization of Japanese music modalities. This is clearly seen in the increase of concert dates by artists such as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil’ Wayne and others as well as traditional jazz artists to include Toyko. The reason is because there is a loyal youth fan base who listen to the music, dance to the music, and most importantly, buy the music and faithfully attend concerts. The hip-hop music scene has grown on a global level attributable to the increase in popularity in European countries and Japan.
The influence of Japanese Pop Culture is also evident in fashion, dance, and advent of new range of social groups. Emp, Punk, Skate, or dozens of others are the direct contact and influence of youth culture in Japan. The evidence of new fashion iconography is expressed through Japanese designers such as Issey Miyake, and others who have made a viable influence on world fashion, as well as Japanese youth street fashion which is monitored and emulated pretty much all over the world. To a degree, Japanese pop culture stands alone and influences all.